You increased access to the best, most innovative healthcare for our region. With your help, over the last 10 years we were able to…

Respond quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic and play a central role in the state, national and global pandemic response.


Provide exceptional healthcare for nearly 100,000 uninsured or under-insured patients annually.

Provide the most advanced treatment for people with retinal conditions with the launch of the Karalis Johnson Retina Center.

Launch a massive response to the state’s mental health crisis with the creation of the Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions, the UW Medicine Behavioral Health Teaching Facility and the Behavioral Health Institute.

Double the number of diabetes patients we can care for with the launch of the UW Medicine Diabetes Institute.

Develop a test for Merkel cell carcinoma that reliably detects the recurrence of this aggressive cancer.


Screen more than 10,000 student-athletes to prevent sudden cardiac death on the playing field, and expand participation and safety in sports with the creation of The Sports Institute

You helped breakthroughs in research that led to new treatments and cures. With your generosity, over the last 10 years we were able to…

Break down barriers between institutions with the launch of the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine, developing promising trials for precision treatments for blood cancer and detecting the first case of community-spread COVID-19 in the U.S. through the Seattle Flu Study.

Use stem cells to regenerate heart muscle at the Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, bringing us closer to new treatments for patients with heart failure.

Launch the largest university research group in the U.S. dedicated to the development of cancer vaccines, the Cancer Vaccine Institute, which has seen promising results in human clinical trials for the prevention of breast and ovarian cancer and their reoccurrence.

Develop new synthetic proteins that will play a pivotal role in the creation of new therapies, cures and vaccines. This research, conducted at the Institute for Protein Design, has already resulted in a spinoff company for a new designer enzyme that will help people with celiac disease.

Create, test and launch the first successful wearable artificial kidney that provides around-the-clock, continuous dialysis.

Develop a breakthrough gene-therapy approach that can cure colorblindness in monkeys. Vision researchers are closing in on being able to cure colorblindness in people with a simple injection.

Improve population health worldwide by providing critical data on global health trends through the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

Discover a significant link between three degenerative eye diseases and Alzheimer’s disease, giving physicians a new way to detect those at higher risk of developing this type of dementia.

You helped address the physician shortage in underserved urban and rural communities. With your help, over the last 10 years we were able to…

Solidify our reputation as one of the leading medical schools in the country for primary care medicine. U.S. News & World Report has ranked the UW School of Medicine as one of the nation’s Top 2 primary care medical schools for 25 years.


Prepare 1,175 students who pursued residency in primary care, representing more than 50% of our student body.

Expand class size in the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region by 50 students per year, leading to more physicians in the workforce for communities in our state and country.


Increase our MD scholarship endowment by more than 300% to over $100 million and double the quantity of endowed scholarships.

Launch new programs to prepare students for serving urban, underserved populations.


Graduate more than 2,400 community doctors around the five-state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho).

Expand rural training opportunities by doubling participation in rural programs.

Strengthen medical education in Eastern Washington with the launch of the University of Washington School of Medicine-Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership and a new $60 million center for medical education in Spokane.